A charming detached period village house, next to the Church, on high ground boasting superb estuary views. 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Double Garage, Good sized garden. EPC Band E. Estuary views
Cherry Cottage is set on high ground, and from its elevated site, enjoys delightful panoramic views over open countryside and a wide stretch of the Taw Estuary. Ashford is located between Barnstaple and the large village of Braunton, with its excellent range of facilities. A little further afield are the resorts and safe, sandy, surfing beaches at Croyde, Putsborough, Saunton Sands and Woolacombe. For golfers, the local club at Saunton has two magnificent championship links courses. Barnstaple, the principal town of North Devon houses the area's main commercial, leisure and shopping venues, and is about 3 miles. At Barnstaple, access is gained to the North Devon Link Road (A361), and this provides a fast route to the M5 Motorway (Junction 27), about 45 minutes by car. Also close to Junction 27 is Tiverton Parkway Mainline Railway Station, providing access to London Paddington in just over two hours. Exeter, the cathedral city, with its international airport is about 40 miles. Nearby, there is access to the Tarka Trail, providing many miles of footpaths for cycling, dog walking and rambling. Exmoor is less than half an hour by car.
Cherry Cottage presents colourwash rendered elevations beneath a tiled roof, and is understood to be of period origin. Most principal rooms enjoy the fabulous panoramic view across the Taw Estuary, although the views are even better from the garden. Internally, the property has been modernised, and now combines original period features with modern refinements. The property is situated at the heart of the conservation area of the village of Ashford, literally adjoining the church grounds, in timeless surroundings, yet convenient for Barnstaple and so many amenities. The layout of the accommodation is more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplan, but comprises:
Porch and front door to
lounge / dining room 28'2 x 17'2 into bay, overall (8.59m x 5.23m into
A bright, double bay fronted room with one bay fitted with French doors leading out to the front garden and the other with fitted window seat and far reaching estuary views. The room is divided into distinct sitting and dining room sections, each having their own open fireplace with stone surround and tiled hearth. There is a substantial exposed perpendicular beam and ceiling beam, shelved recess and shelved niche. Multi paned glazed door to
With staircase rising to first floor - described later. Cupboard beneath. Classical wall plaque.
Study / TV room 13'3 x 8'0 (4.04m x 2.44m)
Concealed oil fired boiler for central heating and domestic hot water. Fitted shelving to one wall. Electric meter cupboard. Deep cupboard under stairs.
Off the inner hall is a
With low level WC and wash hand basin.
Kitchen / breakfast room 19'5 into bay x 10'6 overall (5.92m into bay x 3.2
Of an irregular shape. Fitted with a good range of light wood effect units, roll topped work surfaces. Matching wall mounted cupboards. 1.5 bowl moulded sink unit, plumbing for dishwasher. Belling electric oven and four ring hob, extractor hood above. Space for upright fridge / freezer. Bay providing space for breakfast table. Tiled flooring. Built in broom cupboard. Stable door to
utility room 7'3 x 6'0 (2.21m x 1.83m)
Plumbing for washing machine. Tiled flooring. Wall cupboard and door to front garden.
Trap to loft space. Airing cupboard with lagged cylinder. Built in storage cupboard and shelving.
Bedroom 1 14'0 x 11'1 (4.27m x 3.38m)
Window to front and fine views.
En-suite bathroom 9'8 x 7'5 (2.95m x 2.26m)
Cast iron ball and claw footed bath on raised tiled plinth. Telephone style mixer tap / shower attachment. WC. Corner shower cubicle. Pedestal wash hand basin. Wall mounted medicine cabinet. Strip light / shaver point. Window to front. Painted panelling to dado height.
Bedroom 2 14'2 x 10'11 (4.32m x 3.33m)
Window to front with fine views.
Bedroom 3 9'9 + door recess x 8'5 (2.97m +door recess x 2.5
Window to side. Double built in wardrobe cupboard.
Bedroom 4 10'5 x 8'6 (3.18m x 2.59m)
Double aspect windows including one to front to enjoy the fine view. Built in wardrobe.
Panelled bath, mixer tap / shower attachment, curved shower screen, tiled surround. Pedestal wash hand basin. Low level WC. Tiled flooring. Electric wall heater. Shelved recess. Window to side.
To the front, the property is initially approached over a tarmac drive, which provides ample parking and turning space, and leads onto the detached double garage with power and light connected. There is then an extended brick paviour driveway leading to the front of the house, which doubles up as a terrace. There is a gravelled area to one side with ample room for a table and ideal for al-fresco dining. The drive is bounded by picket fencing. A pathway then leads under a rustic archway, clad in roses and honeysuckle with separate steps up to a sweeping lawn, where, at one end, nearest to the house, is a rotary washing line area. In the middle, a paved terrace, and at the far end, a further terrace and decking area to enjoy the best of the views, where there is also a timber shed and steps lead back down to the garage and drive area. The garden is bounded by mature hedging, which provides a good deal of seclusion and privacy, and the oil tank is sited to the rear of the house.
North Devon District Council, Civic Centre, North Walk, Barnstaple, Devon.
From Barnstaple, proceed on the A361 towards Braunton. Proceed along the dual carriageway, taking the turning right signposted to Ashford, just by Trelawney Garden Centre. This is Strand Lane. Continue towards the top, passing the church on your right hand side, and the property will be found, set above the church and above the lane, on the right hand side.
Mains electricity and water. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage.
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